The Web and the Rock Author:Thomas Wolfe A great and passionate and turbulent love story, the only love story Thomas Wlfe ever wrote, probably the most original and most lifelike love story anybody ever wrote--this is the one way to describe The Web and the Rock. — But it is also more than a love story--much more. The hero is George Webber, a brilliant young writer, who, like every Ame... more »rican boy that ever was, dreams that one day he will go to new York, the Magic City, and there find fame and fortune and the love of beautiful women. The loadstone of his desire draws him irresistibly and he comes. Though fame proves elusive, and fortune is never his, he does find love. But it is all so different from what he dreamed it would be--different, and yet more wonderful, too.
The Web and the Rock is an American epic. Its extraordinary sincerity, its burning zest for life, its deep poetic feeling, make it rant with Thomas Wolfe's best and truest work. In it he achieves the greatest function of the artist: to make his audience apprehend what is already familiar to them from their experience more vividly and with more understanding than they have been capable of doing themselves. To describe the novel is impossible; as well try to describe the design and process of life itself.« less